January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and is named after Janus (Ianuarius), the Roman god of the doorway; the name has its beginnings in Roman mythology, coming from the Latin word for door (ianua) – January is the door to the year. ….Beginning in the 16th century, European countries began officially making January 1 the start of the New Year.*
Be sure to say “Happy Birthday” to EtsyChai members celebrating in January:
Hema, January 1st of Anjali Creations:
Laura, January 5th of Laura Bolter Design:
Penelope, January 23rd of Clay Beads and More:
January facts & trivia*:
- Historical names for January include its original Roman designation, Ianuarius, the Saxon term Wulf-monath (wolf month) and Charlemagne's designation Wintarmanoth (winter/cold month).
- January's birthstone is the garnet which represents constancy.
- January’s flower is the Dianthus caryophyllus or Galanthus… Pink Carnations & Snowdrops!
- January is known as National Soup month in America.
- The 1st Football Super Bowl Game was held at the LA Coliseum in January.
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